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David Fray | piano

Liszt and Schubert in counterpoint in a tribute and a treat for the senses.

David Fray
David Fray © Jean-Baptiste Millot

Programme

CARTES BLANCHE  DAVID FRAY
Schubert
  Klavierstücke No.2 D. 946
Wanderer Fantasie op. 15 D. 760
Liszt  Sposalizio, excerpt from Année de Pèlerinage II
Sonnet 104 de Pétrarque, excerpt from Année de Pèlerinage II
Jeux d’eau à la Villa d’Este, excerpt from Année de Pèlerinage III
Après une lecture de Dante, excerpt from Année de Pèlerinage II

To read

David Fray has accustomed us to happy pairings. In 2006, his first recording featured pieces by Liszt and Schubert, followed two years later by a second more unexpected opus combining Bach and Boulez. It is in this spirit that he has devised the programme for tonight, returning in a sense to his first loves. The musicologist Jacques Drillon stated “that Lizst is a successor to Schubert, to whom he owes a great debt for his harmonic language, and he found in the Wanderer-Fantasie the formal idea for a sonata”. Tonight, David Fray embraces this genealogy and reveals the affinities between these two huge musicians. This is a concert in the form of a tribute, but the creativity of the performer will turn it into a festive occasion.

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